Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jan 31st 2013 7.00am–10.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Mel & Tim “Backfield In Motion” from Beg, Scream & Shout (Rhino 1997) R —Well, it is almost Super Bowl Sunday, right? Pretty much a national holiday. Thanks to Rich Reese from Pop The Beat Bubble Burst for suggesting this and reminding me I forgot to play this to kick off the Rams season. - 1969 single written by Mel & Tim.Buy it!
Sugar Pie DeSanto “Do the Whoopie” from Brunswick Lost Soul Vol. 1 (Brunswick 2011) —1967 Brunswick single written by Joe Simon. Sugar Pie DeSanto is easier to say than her real name, Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.Buy it!
Yo La Tengo “Mr. Tough” from I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador 2006) —Appearing tonight (Thursday 1/31) at the Pageant. Also playing are Calexico. We're talking double-bill of the highest order, here.Buy it!
Inez & Charlie Foxx “Mockingbird” from Count The Days (Charly 1995) —Written by Inez and Charlie Foxx and originally released in 1968. Found on this single-disc retrospective. Really extensive liner notes. Too bad they are all about a different retrospective by Joe Simon. At least, they got the track listing right.Buy it!
James & Bobby Purify “She Ain't Gonna Do Right” from Shake a Tail Feather! The Best of James and Bobby Purify (Sundazed 1966) —Previously unissued recording from 1967 written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham.Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Slim Jenkins' Place” from The Complete Stax-Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Atlantic 1991) —Music bed. 1967 Stax instrumental written by Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, and Al Jackson, Jr.Buy it!
Shirley Ann Lee “There's a Light” from Local Customs: Downriver Revival (The Numero Group 2009) —Originally released in 1968 as a single for the Revival label. Written by Shirley Ann Lee and her husband, James Lee. Recorded at Double U Sound in Ecorse, MI which was owned and ran by Felton Williams (who played guitar on this track).Buy it!
The James Hunter Six “Heartbreak” from Minute By Minute (Concord 2013) N —From their new album slated for release on February 26. Produced by Bosco Mann of Dap-Kings and Daptone label fame. So glad to hear that the James Hunter 6 will be at SXSW. Highly recommended.Buy it!
Eric Burdon “Devil And Jesus” from ‘Til Your River Runs Dry (Universal Music Group International 2013) N —Great feel and vocal arrangements on this Eric Burdon/Gregg Sutton-penned song. Man, I hope he tours behind this. Born in 1941 and still singing like this.Buy it!
Manassas “Anyway” from Manassas (Atlantic 1972) —One of my favorite releases of the seventies. This 2-LP debut release featured Stephen Stills, Chris Hillman, Dallas Taylor, Paul Harris, Fuzzy Samuels, Al Perkins, and Joe Lala. They weren't around long but this album is more than enough of a legacy.Buy it!
Mariachi El Bronx “Love Sick” from Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan (Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International) (Amnesty International 2012) —From this 2012 4-CD compilation of various artists performing Bob Dylan songs.Buy it!
Mink Deville “Spanish Stroll” from Cabretta (Capitol Records 1977) R —My first exposure to this record and to the previously played Mick Taylor album were through my brother so I'll send this out to him. Very cool to get requests for these two particular artists.Buy it!
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh “Bicinium” from Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh (Drag City Inc. 2008) —Medieval instrumental with Helena Espvall on cello and Masaki Batoh on tingsha which has a delicate bell sound..Buy it!
Dean & Britta “Ann Buchanan Theme” from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (Double Feature Records 2010) —Music bed.Buy it!
The Joy Formidable “The Ladder Is Ours” from Wolf's Law (Atlantic 2013) —This sophomore release by the Welsh trio just came out this week. This song was written and the strings were arranged by Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd.Buy it!
The Pastel Six “Bandido” from Intoxica! Strange And Sleazy Instrumental Sounds From the SoCal Suburbs (Ace Records 2006) —Music bed. 1962 Southern California garage instrumental recorded for the Zen label.Buy it!
Joe Stickley “Going Home (in a Streetcar Named Desire)” from Wasn't It Pretty - EP (Peola 2013) N L —Joe Stickley and Chicago Farmer will be having a dual CD release party in a couple of weeks (Friday 2/15) at Off Broadway. Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu will also be on the bill.Buy it!
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